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The IOC has denied recognition of Rodchenkov’s signatures as fake: Winter sports: Sports: Lenta.ru

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) provided a copy of a letter from attorney Aleksey Panich, representing the interests of Russian biathletes Olga Zaitseva, Olga Vilukhina and Yana Romanova to the Sports Arbitration Court (CAS), owned by Grigory Berezkin. It refutes the information that the IOC recognized forged the signatures of the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov on the documents underlying the accusation of athletes in violation of anti-doping rules.

Panich wrote that his statements were misinterpreted by the media. “They claim that the IOC recognized that Rodchenkov’s signatures were tampered with. I would like to emphasize that I never made such a statement, ”said the lawyer. In addition, the IOC sent CAS a notarized statement by Rodchenkov that all his testimonies are reliable.

Zaitseva, Vilukhina and Romanova were disqualified in 2017 by the decision of the IOC and were deprived of the silver medal of the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 in the relay. Now their appeal is being considered in the CAS. Panich stated that the IOC provided seven documents with fake signatures of Rodchenkov, that confirmed expertise.

Rodchenkov’s testimony was key in the case of athletes. The fact that the IOC allegedly agreed that his signatures were falsified, TASS reported March, 3rd.

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